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  • FC Zimbru – FC Edinet Football Match with Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II

    Today I went to a football (soccer) match between FC Zimbru and FC Edinet, part of Moldova’s A Division. I was very excited to see how my Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens will perform at a football match, considering that it needs to focus as quickly as possible. Well, I was not disappointed. […]

  • Bird Spotting with Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II

    Some of the more common little birds (like the Siskin or the Great Tit), with their beautiful and detailed plumage, are so difficult to take a photo of. Fortunately the 400mm focal length sheds a new light on everything.

  • Squirrels in the Park with a Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens

    Today I took my new Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens for a tour in the park. After some minutes I was lucky enough to find a beautiful ginger squirrel which I followed across a couple of trees. P.S. Words alone are not enough to describe how happy and excited about using this lens, […]

  • Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II

    First Photos with a Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens

    In the first days of January 2015 I got my hands on the newest telephoto lens from Canon, the brand new and improved Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II. I’ve never owned or tried a telephone lens, so I was very eager to try it asap. Today we finally got some fine weather and I […]

  • Carpe Diem Wednesday Uncorked #21 – RIESLING (Rhein Riesling)

    Photos from the first blind wine tasting of 2015 at Carpe Diem Wine Shop. This time we got to taste 9 different Riesling wines, 4 from Moldova and 5 imported wines. Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, […]

  • Verbania (Lake Maggiore), Italy

    With temperatures of -15C outside, I decided to browse some of the older photos from my travels in 2013. So I decided to share some pleasant memories from Verbania, a small city in Italy, where me and my wife spent just one day at the end of April (2013).

  • Wine Vernissage – “Christmas Passion” with Wines of Legend

    These are photos from the Wine Vernissage - "Christmas Passion" event that took place at Palatul Republicii in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova on 19th of December 2014. A fine event dedicated to Wine of Moldova - A Legend Alive.

  • Carpe Diem Uncorked #16: Syrah (Shiraz)

    Yet another blind tasting event took place yesterday, 12th November 2014, at Carpe Diem – Wine Shop & Bar, this time it was Syrah (Shiraz). Personally for me, an amateur, it was quite difficult to judge these wines, the style and flavor varies too much from one to another, while the tannins and acidity make […]

  • How to Use Adobe Lightroom to Make Your Photos Better

    It took me a couple of years to finally understand the most simple and important fact about digital photography: any photo goes through post-processing, no matter what camera or lens you use.

  • Pinot Noir Blind Wine Tasting at Carpe Diem

    Wednesday Uncorked #15 blind wine tasting at Carpe Diem – Wine Shop & Bar, this time it was Pinot Noir. These are the wines that we got to taste, in this specific order: Sălcuţa 2012 Pinot Noir (Moldova) Carlevana 2012 Pinot Noir by Dionysos-Mereni Winery (Moldova) Château Tigné Vins Gérard Depardieu 2011 Pinot Noir (France) […]